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But if you’re set on Liverpool Street, then you’re in luck. From transport links to team lunches and everything in between, here’s why your office should be in the Liverpool Street neighbourhood…
Liverpool Street in three words
Cosmopolitan, fast and contrastive.
What it’s like to work there—in a nutshell
You’re never too far away from anyone or anything. It’s all right there on your doorstep.
The benefits of working in Liverpool Street
Some people say it’s impossible to get the best of both worlds, but not here. When you base your office in Liverpool Street, you’re on the teetering edge of London City and London East, which both merge into the area by some sort of osmosis. The result? A perfect blend of busy-business-district-meets-social-hotspot.
We’re not kidding, with so many bars in the area, it’s ironic that the name contains the word ‘liver’. Let’s just say, if your team is up for after-work drinks, they’re in the right place.
Liverpool Street also offers up a variety of commute options. You’ve got the historic Liverpool Street station taking care of the overground and the Liverpool Street tube station which is served by the Central, Circle, Hammersmith & City and Metropolitan lines. Whether your team is making their way to the office every day or your clients have booked a meeting, you’re easy to reach.
The best places in Liverpool Street for team lunch
Old Spitalfields Market
Just a short walk away, you’ll find Old Spitalfields Market and their many, many stalls of gastronomic delights. From dosa to dim sum, a trip to the market gives your team the choice to try a little bit of everything. So grab a pew and tuck in.
Another location that’s bursting with variety, Broadgate Circle is a nearby spot with lots of room for big teams. Head to Franco Manca for pizza, or the amazing Island Poké for fresh, vibrant, healthy bowls.
Breakfast Club Spitalfields
Tucked away on a side street opposite Liverpool Street Station, Breakfast Club serves up the most important meal of the day far beyond 11:59am. Despite its name, the menu includes much more than multiple variations of eggs, making it a viable team lunch option. Plus, you can book, which is always a plus.
The best places in Liverpool Street for after-work drinks
The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town
After you’ve had lunch at Breakfast Club (yep, the one we just mentioned) go back in about five hours and tell the host that you’re ‘here to see the mayor’. They’ll lead you through the Smeg fridge, downstairs to Breakfast Club’s secret underground bar, The Mayor of Scaredy Cat Town. Great drinks, tasty bar snacks and did we mention you enter through a fridge?!
The Culpeper spans across four levels, but for a great night out, you only need the ground floor and the rooftop. Starting from the bottom, their pub is everything you want a pub to be—traditional, with lots of seats and a well-stocked bar. Come spring, their rooftop garden is a lush, green oasis high above busy streets, with cocktails inspired by the ingredients grown in their on-site greenhouses. A team favourite, for sure.
By Appointment Only
A hidden cocktail bar that was once home to a Turkish bath, By Appointment Only delivers on all fronts. The original features are worth the trip alone, and that’s before you catch a glimpse of their incredible drinks menu. As the name suggests, it’s bookings only, which is actually great news if you’re looking to plan a team night out in advance.
A bar that has nothing to be humble about, Humble Grape has a collection of over 400 artisan wines sourced directly from vineyards all over the world. There’s just something about long conversations in wine bars that help to spark great ideas, and this one is no exception.
The best places in Liverpool Street for team activities
Two golf courses. Three restaurants. Five bars. No, we’re not suggesting you fly to a Caribbean resort for a team activity (although, we’re sure people wouldn’t object) but instead, head to Swingers, a crazy golf venue right here in Liverpool Street. You can book a full food/drink/game package, which makes it a one-stop-shop for big teams.
We’re back here again! The Culpeper regularly put on events and activities that offer up unique experiences for your team, like rooftop astronomy or make-your-own terrarium workshops. Keep an eye on their events page for more.
The first rule of Flight Club? Tell your whole team about it. Darts probably isn’t the first thing you think of when it comes to a team activity, but Flight Club have turned the slow game from your local pub, into a fast-paced challenge for everyone to enjoy.
Businesses in Liverpool Street
It’s always good to know your neighbours and around Liverpool Street, there are some impressive businesses on your doorstep, including Bloomberg, Monzo and Mimecast, plus all of the booming businesses in the Gherkin.
Offices in Liverpool Street
With options for businesses of all sizes and stages, here are some of the office spaces you’ll find in Liverpool Street…
Signature by Regus – 100 Bishopsgate
This unique central location is divided across the impressive 100 Bishopsgate tower and the classic structure at No.16 St. Helen’s Place, linked by the landscaped courtyard at Clark’s Place. But that’s not all. With private, customisable, fully-serviced offices for teams of up to 250 people, it has all the features you need to take your business to the next level.
WeWork – 9 Devonshire Square
High-speed internet. Pet-friendly spaces. Weekly events. WeWork deliver their above-and-beyond flexible working experience again with this fully-serviced Liverpool Street location. Big businesses, you’re in luck—they currently have office suites for up to 359 people.
If you’re looking for that clean, minimalist look for your workspace, Cocoon’s got you covered. This all-inclusive space boasts a thriving tech community, a gym, regular events and full-floor office suites for up to 100 people.